What purpose does the Midi In port on the Sylphyo receiver serve?
Ive tried plugging in a midifootcontroller but the midi signals does not seem to be sent on thru the USB cable or detected by the Sylphyo instrument...?
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RE: Sustain pedal and Sylphyo
Did some research on the EWI series: it seems that the new EWIs have a built-in dedicated "hold" button, which sounds a lot like a sustain - it can even be programmed to different functions. Default it holds just one note, like a drone, and allows you to play on, on top of the drone - which sounds more like a Sustenuto-functionaliy...
I'll see if I can experiment into a working setup.
As an aside I have access to lots of different synths, Omnisphere, Massive, Kontakt, Engine2 (Best Service), Play (EastWest),....so i will have to get experimenting....
Sustain pedal and Sylphyo
Ok here's another one - instead of learning circular breathing, I'm considering using a sustain pedal with my sylphyo, but with the default mapping, breath controls volume, so no breath equals no sound, regardless of sustain pedal.
Any tips for making this work?
External sound libraries - Best service Engine 2 setup
Does anyone here have experience with setting up Best Services Engine 2 with the Sylphyo?
I am looking hungrily at the library Desert WInds :-)
RE: Sending MIDI commands from Sylphyo buttons
Maybe to overcome the disadvantage of transposing on the Sylphyo one could use a transpose midifilter in Cantabile instead (I am planning something similar using both Cantabile and a neat midi plugin called Cales from CodeFN42 which can filter incoming notes to any scale)
RE: How will be the quality of the sounds provided with the new internal card?
I'm a trumpet player and also have an EWI Wind instrument. My philosophy towards the sounds of Electronic Wind instruments is that they should provide sounds which are not availalble in "normal" instruments.
I hate when the big Companies market their Wind instruments as a replacement for real instruments: Saxes, trumpets, flutes... no! Market it as a device for playing expressive Electronic sounds in a way that you cannot do with a keyboard.
And then if you want to play the sounds of a real World instrument - buy a sample library from sampling Experts - but still don't expect it to be perfect. If that's what you are after you need to pick up the real instrument (Baryton, alto flute, Valve-trombone...)... at the present technological state of sample modelling of wind instruments.